WP Engine quickly gained the reputation for being premium managed WordPress hosting. In fact, you’ve probably visited some sites that use WP Engine--SoundCloud, FourSquare, National Geographic, PBS, and Yelp are all WP Engine customers. If you recently started a website or are still in the researching phase, you probably came across the term “WordPress”. After all, it is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) on the internet. Wordpress helps you create a site, customize it, and publish it on the web--and it’s probably easier than you think.
Their Plans and Pricing
If you are one of those people that enjoys the best of everything and doesn’t mind spending extra money to get it, WP Engine may be for you. WP Engine is a 'fully managed web host', meaning they manage the back-end at no extra cost so you can focus on the business of your site. They take care of security protection, automatic daily backups, Content Delivery Network, caching, Wordpress updates.
It is loaded with web design features allowing you to customize your website to your heart’s desire. It has the Genesis framework (WP site creator tool), and free StudioPresss themes. Their user intereface allows a seemless and painless workflow transition from designing or updating your site to publishing it. Kind of a built in 'sand box' to test the functionality and interaction of your website without it being live or having any downtime.
The lateset studies have shown that most customers will abandon your site if the average page load times are longer than three seconds. It is crucual that you pick a web hosting partner that has a proven record of quick page load times, even during busy times of the day. WP Engine has consistently scored well in our page loads tests. Even their worst page load result is better than some other hosting companies best result.
Given WP Engine’s features and usability, it is definitely worth the price tag--a startup plan starts at $25 a month when billed annually. Of course, there are also other plans (even customizable ones) based on the needs of your website. This price may seem steep but if you test the features, load speeds, security, etc. against other premium plans, the price is quite a bargain.